Continuing Education

Save-the-Date! Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Forensic Nursing Conference May 31, 2019 at Abington Jefferson Hospita


Stay Connected/ Get Involved:

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Upcoming meetings: 

Annual in person PA IAFN meeting Thursday June 7, 2018 at the Atherton Hotel State College PA 4:30 pm

Get involved

IAFN Pennsylvania Chapter Subcommittees: 

Looking for volunteers for the following committees for exciting projects in Pennsylvania supported by the IAFN PA Chapter. Contact the committee Chair for more information.

 PA Chapter of CACs Collaboration Committee- To support SANEs conducting medical examinations in conjunction with Child Advocacy Centers.

Contact Committee Chair Cheryl Wier

Conference Planning Committee- Coordinate plans for the forensic track of the annual ENA Horizons Conference. 

Contact Committee Chair Theresa Ressler

Pennsylvania Forensic Nurse Planning Council (PAFNPC) Committee- Mission:"To advocate and promote the highest standard of forensic nursing care for individuals impacted by violence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania." 

Contact Committee Co-Chairs Jen McNew or Tammy Bimber

Recruitment and Retention Committee: Develop plan to engage current PA IAFN members, and encourage new members, in a purposeful organization that meets the needs of members to provide quality forensic nursing care. ** Looking for a Committee Chair and members interested in improving the PA IAFN Chapter** Contact PA IAFN President Cheryl Wier

Adult & Adolescent SANE Courses

OJP Office for Victims of Crime 

SANE Program Development and Operation Guide


Pediatric SANE Courses

A National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric 


IAFN's 43-Hour Online Pediatric/Adolescent Training Program

IAFN's online pediatric/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is now available. This course is geared toward the Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse planning on practicing as a Pediatric SANE. This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines and provides 43 contact hours in nursing upon completion.  
Please note the following:
1.  The course must be completed in 12 weeks or less to receive credit;
2.  License in good standing verification is required (we will be verifying your license following payment
     for the course-failure to provide this information will result in immediate course cancellation);
3.  High speed internet connectivity and speakers or a headset are necessary to obtain course content;
4.  No refunds will be given for failure to complete the course


$450 Member Rate
$600 Non-member Rate

  • Becoming a member before registering for the course is significantly less expensive than paying the non-member rate. Save money, access more resources, become a member in advance.
  • Payment by credit card is preferred

Learn more about the Technical Requirements and how to register.

The planners, presenters, and content reviewers of this training disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To list your course please contact